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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Succus (sucus),-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. succo (succo): juice, sap, the natural juice or moisture in living beings or things; “juice, specifically the expressed juice (as of a fruit) for medicinal use” (WIII); see juice, sap; cf. lac, gen.sg. lactis (s.n.III), ‘milk, milky juice, the milky sap of plants;’

- succus tristis (adj.B), bitter or harsh-tasting sap.

- herbae ramosae, glaucescentes, succo flavo (B&H), branched herbs, somewhat glaucous, with a yellow sap.

- herbae succo croceo praeditae, herbs with juice saffron-coloured

provided (Stearn 1983).

- arbusculae succo colorem luteum v. rubrum praebente scatentes (B&H), small trees full of (abounding in) a sap displaying a yellow or red color.

- [Bocconia] herbae elatae fruticesve glaucae, succo croceo v. cinnabarino (B&H), tall, glaucous herbs or shrubs, with a saffron or cinnabar-colored sap.

- herbae succo aqueo vel lacteo scatentes, herbs abounding in a watery [i.e. clear] or milky juice (Cactus).

- succus aquosus, the sap watery.

- succus umiferus, moist sap.

- herbae, frutices, suffrutices et arbores, saepe succo resinoso donatae aut variis glandulis obsitae(DeCandolle), herbs, shrubs, subshrubs and trees, often with a resinous sap or beset with glands of different kinds.

- Guttiferae (Order, Bentham & Hooker): Arbores fruticesve, nonnunquam epiphyticae, succo resinoso saepe flavo v. virescente scatentes (B&H), trees or shrubs, sometimes epiphytic, often full of a resinous sap, yellow or greenish.

NOTE: classically also spelled sucus,-i (s.m.II).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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